Online Event, Streaming on the Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook and YouTube pages.
The Lincoln-Douglas debates are seen as one of the greatest political showdowns in United States history. Issues at the center of the debates continue to impact our country more than 150 years later. Tune in online for a discussion of a new documentary film, “Lincoln & Douglas: Touring Illinois in Turbulent Times.” The film examines the debates, memory of them, and how they are commemorated across the state of Illinois. During this virtual film discussion, hear from Dr. Graham Peck, Co-Director and Wepner Distinguished Professor of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois-Springfield, Nathan Peck, Co-Director and Associate Professor of Art & Design at St. Xavier University, and Sunshine Clemons, Film Contributor and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Springfield, Illinois Chapter of Black Lives Matter, as they discuss the process of making the film and participate in a Q&A. Prior to the panel discussion, view a screening of the film on Urbana Public Television, Parkland College Television, or other streaming options. Visit the Museum of the Grand Prairie Facebook page or museumofthegrandprairie.org for more details on upcoming screening options. For more info: (217) 586-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.